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Must is sometimes a misspelling of most, much or mustn't.

The word must is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun must

What does must mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: musts

  1. a necessary or essential thing
  2. grape juice before or during fermentation
  3. the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of must: moldiness / mustiness
    • more generic word: staleness = having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging

Alternative definition of the noun must


  1. Something that is mandatory or required
  2. Something that exhibits the property of being stale or musty
  3. Fruit juice that will ferment or has fermented, usually grapes
  4. A time during which male elephants exhibit increased levels of sexual activity and aggressiveness (also musth)

Definition of the adjective must

What does must mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: muster |

  1. highly recommended
    • example: a book that is must reading
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: essential

Definition of the verb must

What does must mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: musted | musting | musts

  1. [context: modal auxiliary, defective] to do with certainty; [indicates that the speaker is certain that the subject will have executed the predicate]
  2. [context: modal auxiliary, defective] to do as a requirement; [indicates that the sentence subject is required as an imperative or directive to execute the sentence predicate, with failure to do so resulting in a negative consequence]


Must is freshly pressed fruit juice that contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. The solid portion of the must is called pomace; it typically makes up 7%–23% of the total weight of the must. Making must is the first step in winemaking. Because of its high glucose content, typically between 10 and 15%, must is also used as a sweetener in a variety of cuisines. Unlike commercially sold grape juice, which is filtered and pasteurized, must is thick with particulate matter, opaque, and comes in various shades of brown and/or purple.


  1. "Must" is a musical album of Frederic Chateau.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "Must" is a musical album of Stray Cats.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  3. "Must" is a musical album of Harv.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  4. "Must" is a musical album of Pablo Bolivar.


  1. Must is a musical group.
    • album: "Androgynous Jesus"
  2. Must is a 90s UK trance trio.

There are other groups with in their name, like Must Q, Must Missa, Man must die, BoNo Must Die, Must Be Tuesday, The Pig Must Die, All Pigs Must Die, The King Must Die, Surf Nazis Must Die, Must Have Been Tokyo and They Must Be Russians.


  1. MUST a.k.a. Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service: Military Intelligence and Security Service, MUST, is a division of the Swedish Armed Forces Central Command. It is the main foreign intelligence agency in Sweden and as such is responsible for providing intelligence to both the Government of Sweden and the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is also the Military Security Service which means that it is managing the security for vital divisions and agencies of the Swedish Armed Forces.
  2. MUST a.k.a. Yoon Do Hyun's MUST: Yoon Do Hyun's MUST is a TV program.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Must

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

French cider þ Cider must, oxidative ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Accounting (2010)

by Jonathan Law

The name must be displayed at each place of business, on stationery (including e-mails), and on bills of exchange, etc., or the company and its officers will be liable to afine. registered office The official address of a UK company, to which all ...

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Quotes about Must

To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat. (George Crabbe)
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Scrabble value of M3U1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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